Air Conditioning Articles

SEER––What Does It Mean?

June 28, 2024
SEER––What Does It Mean? Circle knob with

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This universal rating system helps you determine the efficiency of your Colorado air conditioning (AC) unit or heat pump. 

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AC Maintenance Checklist

June 14, 2024
Professional plumber in uniform talking to male client and his small son indoors.

Can you imagine a scorching hot day here in Firestone without air conditioning? During those dog days of summer, your air conditioning system can be your very best friend.

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Common AC Problems and Solutions

May 31, 2024
woman sweating and trying to refresh at home.

Our team at Carbon Valley Heating and Air wants you to be aware, prepared, and ready to solve these air conditioning issues so you and your family can stay cool this summer.

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3 Signs It’s Time For a New AC

May 15, 2024
Whole family are sitting on the front of the ventilators.

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC).

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Air Conditioners: Things You May Not Have Known

August 2, 2023
Air Conditioners: Things You May Not Have Known. Couple sitting at table and calculating bills at home.

Though air conditioners are a major part of modern life, they hold many secrets few people know about.

Luckily, our team at Carbon Valley Heating & Air is ready to spill the beans.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

June 7, 2023
Why is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?|Flushed man feeling hot in front of a fan.

Carbon Valley Heating & Air knows summer has truly begun when we start receiving repair calls about air conditioners blowing out hot air.

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Video – Is Your AC Making Scary Noises?

July 25, 2022
Video - Is Your AC Making Scary Noises

Is your AC making scary noises? Call us today! We can help!

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

July 20, 2022
Why is my air conditioner blowing hot air? White air conditioning vent inside home.

It’s the first really hot day of summer in Erie when the floor fans and the open windows just don’t cut it anymore. You head over to your thermostat and select “air conditioner” and wait for that refreshing icy air to start blowing out of your vents. When you check a few minutes later, you feel only hot air. Why?

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

July 14, 2022
Blog Title: Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise? Photo: Man with pillow covering entire face and cannot sleep

To avoid any potential issues, we at Carbon Valley Heating & Air recommend getting a maintenance inspection at least once a year to determine the health of your air conditioner, regardless its age or noise level.

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your AC and Summer Energy Bill

June 22, 2022
CVH 5 Ways to Save Money

As the summer months approach, we are all looking to save some pennies where we can. So why not start with your costly utility bills?  

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Video – Summer AC Check Up

June 21, 2022
CVH - Summer AC Check Up.

Schedule a clean-check today to make sure your air conditioner runs smoothly this summer.

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How to Properly Size an AC System

May 12, 2022
How to Properly Size an AC System|Blurred AC system fan.

In the heat of the summer, it’s easy to assume that bigger is better when it comes to air conditioning (AC) systems. Obviously, if you have an air conditioner that’s too small in your Erie home, you will not be able to keep your temperatures consistently low even if the unit is running constantly. 

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

May 18, 2021
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Everyone loves to save money, and it’s a good idea to review different aspects of your budget now and again to see if there are more opportunities you have missed in the past. In the springtime, considering how you can reduce your energy bills is always a great idea.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

April 27, 2021
3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC). Repairs are easier on the pocketbook in the short run, but too many of them can add up.

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AC Maintenance Checklist

April 12, 2021
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Be sure you take the time to perform basic maintenance regularly as well as invest in a professional checkup at least once a year. According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), good maintenance can save you money and reduce your energy usage.

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

March 12, 2021

An air conditioner (AC), just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At Carbon Valley Heating & Air, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned at least once a year. The optimum time is in the spring to ensure your system will run with the most efficiency during the hottest summer months. You need to be able to rely on your air conditioner for your comfort here in Erie.

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Common AC Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid

August 18, 2020
CVH August 2020 Commo AC Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid|Calculating the cost of equipment. Common AC purchasing mistakes to avoid.

When it’s time to invest in a major home appliance like an air conditioner (AC), you want to be well informed. The good news is technology has made it easy to gather a great deal of information in a short period of time. The bad news is there are so many makes and models of…

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Air Conditioner Repair in Firestone, CO 10673

August 12, 2020

“Mr. Dale Moe made a service call to us on August 11, 2020 at 10673 Coal Mine Street, Firestone, CO.  We were impressed with his knowledge, professionalism, demeanor, and expertise throughout his visit.  Thank you for sending such a competent and caring individual to represent your company.  We appreciated him resolving our air conditioner problem…

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Video–Stay Cool During the Summer

August 11, 2020
CVH August 2020. Stay Cool During the Summer.

Is it time for an AC tune-up? Contact Carbon Valley Heating and Air at 303-816-3216.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

July 20, 2020
July CVH Blog. 3 Health Benefits for Using AC While Sleeping.|A woman sleeping in a bed | Air Conditioner Sleeping Benefits | 3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping | Longmont

At Carbon Valley Heating and Air, we understand that depending on your air conditioner to run efficiently is crucial to helping you get the good night’s sleep you deserve. We also know how critical sleep is to everyday life, so we make it a priority to provide our customers in the Longmont, CO, area a cooling system that ensures the utmost comfort all hours of the day or night.

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How Can I Afford a New AC System (and Other HVAC Equipment)?

June 12, 2020
New AC System|AC Technician

Need a new air conditioner for your home? Our team wants to help you with financing options and how to achieve the comfort you deserve.

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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in the Winter

January 15, 2020
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In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ) here in Colorado, creating some significant health problems. At Carbon Valley Heating and Air, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter…

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Video – The Importance of Air Conditioner Maintenance

August 27, 2019
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Call 303-816-3216 to make your appointment to have one of our skilled and knowledgeable technicians come out to your home to maintain your unit. It’s best to have your investment protected by having it cleaned and inspected. In addition to thoroughly cleaning the unit, our technician will inspect your AC in its entirety to be…

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What is SEER? What Does it Mean?

August 13, 2019
What is SEER?

SEER is a term that gets thrown around a lot in reference to air conditioning (AC) products. As a homeowner, it’s helpful to know what it means. SEER is an acronym for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. Essentially, it’s a rating system that allows you to quickly determine an air conditioner’s energy efficiency. Its rating is…

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Does an Air Conditioner Help with Allergies?

July 15, 2019
Does an air conditioner help with allergies?

Does an air conditioner help with allergies? In one word, yes. Actually two words, yes if. If you properly maintain the air conditioner. Air conditioners can help filter your home’s air and control its humidity, which helps in the allergy world. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), it’s estimated there are…

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How Your AC Cools Your Home

June 22, 2019
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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home? Aside from the professionals, like ours at Carbon Valley Heating and Air, who really thinks about air conditioners and their components? Air conditioners keep your Firestone, CO, home or business cool and comfy when the outside temperatures are high, and that’s all you really need to…

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Video – What Are Common Mistakes Made When Purchasing a New AC?

June 12, 2019
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It’s time to replace your old or broken AC unit in your Firestone home and you don’t want anything to go wrong with the new one. Avoid the common mistakes people make when purchasing a new air conditioner and learn how to prevent them.

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Quick and Efficient Installation in Firestone, CO

November 15, 2018

Carbon Valley installed my new furnace and air conditioner timely and efficiently. And the price was good too! – Mark M.

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How to Get Rid of Humidity

July 6, 2018

If you weren’t already feeling the heat, additional humidity in your home can make it feel even hotter. This is because humidity prevents our bodies from being able to cool quickly, since our sweat can’t evaporate as effectively as it would in drier climates. This isn’t always a problem in Colorado, but during the summer…

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How to Stay Cool Without AC This Summer

June 26, 2018

Throughout Colorado there are many homes and apartments without air conditioning. With mild seasons and cool nights throughout the summer it is often not needed as you can lower the temperature in your home by opening the windows and letting the breeze roll in. Lately, temperatures seem to keep rising every year and in the…

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How to Prepare Your A/C for Summer

April 30, 2018

While we may still see snow in the months we typically consider to be summer, those days when the sun is shining means we’ll start to experience temperatures into the 70s, 80s, and even higher. Such is the way Colorado weather works. But, before you turn on your air conditioning system, it’s important to make…

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Another Test Post

January 8, 2018
Snow covered pine trees on sunset.

You can’t make a mistake. Anything that happens you can learn to use – and make something beautiful out of it. Let’s build some happy little clouds up here. And I know you’re saying, ‘Oh Bob, you’ve done it this time.’ And you may be right. But they’re very easily killed. Clouds are delicate. We…

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A Test Post

January 5, 2018
Grey room with pattern carpet.

Be so very light. Be a gentle whisper. Let’s have a happy little tree in here. Put it in, leave it alone. I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s okay though; I have more fun than most people. They say everything looks better with odd numbers of…

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

January 1, 1970
Desperate girl suffering insomnia trying to sleep

At Carbon Valley Heating & Air, we understand that depending on your air conditioner to run efficiently is crucial to helping you get the good night’s sleep you deserve. We also know how critical sleep is to everyday life, so we make it a priority to provide our customers in the Erie, CO area a cooling system that ensures the utmost comfort all hours of the day or night.

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